Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Those S and ES Endings by Mary Deal

These endings have always troubled me until I finally decided to get it right. Compare the versions and pick out the correct usages in this name ending with the letter s.

The Joneses came for dinner.
The Jones’s came for dinner.
The Jones came for dinner.

John Joneses car stalled.
John Jones car stalled.
John Jones’s car stalled.

That Jones’s girl.
That Joneses girl.
That Jones girl.

The correct sentences are:

The Joneses came for dinner.
John Jones’s car stalled.
That Jones girl.

Some tips:

When a name ends with an s, and when speaking of the family as a group, add es, as in Joneses.
When speaking about something John Jones owned, it is his property and, therefore, an apostrophe and s shows ownership, as in Jones’s.
When speaking about a person in the singular, use only the name Jones.
However, when speaking about a group of girls all named Jones, you would write that sentence: The Jones girls. Notice that the name stays the same but the s is added to the word girl, stating more than one exists with that name.

Mary Deal

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

She was the queen of first dates

Take a forty-seven-day adventure designed to roust the mid-life blues surrounding her upcoming forty-seventh birthday.  Filled with humor, insights and perspective, "47 Days of Me" is a book that leaves you cheering for the heroine as she traverses friendships, on-line dating, and her search for a fresh outlook on life.

47 Days of Me is a celebration of myself and a reflection upon my past, present and future. Like many women recovering from a second divorce, I was feeling blue and getting older was not helping. My 47 birthday was approaching, and I was dreading it. Instead of crawling into my shell and letting life pass me by, I chose to exploit my birthday. The next 47 days were going to be all about me. Trying new things or doing something out of the ordinary to expand my comfort zone was key. I made new friends and had numerous dates. I threw in a little travel, new adventures and simple pleasures.

Follow me through my journey of making the most of everyday, looking for love through online dating, scrutinizing new gray hairs and fine wrinkles, and fretting about being single and alone. 47 Days of Me is a relatable story that many women will enjoy.
Russell Vann
PO Box 1223
Conifer Colorado 80433-1223

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

4 Signs Your Logo Design Might Be Hurting Your Business

We all know that a logo design is not just a simple visual representation. It is a visual to build up a unique first impression. No matter how well your business is, either it is a startup or a well-known brand, the first impression is important in all the cases.
Every business has a logo design and ascertains a good impression on the target audience. The logo design has the essence of the brand and delivers the brand's message in the most capable way to the audience. Designing a logo is not easy, and not all logo design make the best impression to the audience unless it gets designed by a professional logo designer.
A professional logo design gives your business a personality and helps it in building up brand identity. A logo design can only build up a brand identity if it is unique and has your business values.

Here are top 5 mistakes in a logo design that hurt your business

If A Logo Does Not Build Brand Identity:

A logo design is the building block of a brand's identity. A logo must be designed in a way that it can easily convey your business message in an impressive way.
A logo design appears on all the prominent marketing tools including marketing collaterals, stationery design, brochures, flyers and most importantly on the website. The logo design has a wide presence on the overall brand including the products, if the design is not strong enough to maintain a profound presence of your business, then you must revamp the design before it hurts your business.
If your logo design has the below points then it might hurt your business.

A Logo that Cannot Be Recognized:
A logo design is not just a visual representation but a point of recognition of your business. Why do we build a brand if we do not get recognized by our target audience? A business sees recognition when people recognize it by just looking at its logo design. If your logo design is not good enough and your target audience cannot recognize it, then you need to re-design your brand identity.

An Unprofessional Logo Design:
A business that uses online logo makers is hurting their business since the beginning. The impact of a professional logo design in creating brand's identity cannot be made with an online logo maker tool. A high-quality logo design not only creates a good impression but also boost up the sales as people get attracted towards the brand. They build up a sense of trust and reliability of your brand, and the brand eventually gets more customers and sales. If you are not willing to invest more in a logo design, then hire a professional logo designer to get it done for your brand. Build up your brand identity in the start and then work on other branding elements.

The Logo Is Unable To Make Your Business Stand Out:
Every industry, be it a design or any other faces a hefty amount of competition. If a good design can build a strong brand's identity whereas, on the other hand, a poor design can destroy your brand image. Human psychology have attractiveness bias; we make purchase decisions more on the look than the benefits. The look of the logo design lets a brand look great and create an everlasting impression on the audience and if the logo does not make your brand stand out, then you need to rethink on it

Wrapping Up,
A professional logo designer is a trained professional who understands the importance of logo design to a brand. Elements of logo design like color, shape and font are artistically woven into the design to give it a professional look. It attracts your customer towards your brand, and people identify your brand with a logo design and start making purchase decisions. There is no doubt that an excellent logo design can allow your business to cross barriers and set your brand high with the higher brand image.

Author Bio:
Loius Martin is a digital marketing enthusiast and shares knowledge about design and marketing through his blogs. With years of experience, he has covered major areas of search engine optimization and digital marketing. Read more of his articles at @loiusmartin1

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How far would you go to find yourself?

The Blue Wings of the Dragonfly is a heartfelt tale of triumph and tragedy, of being tested by the universe over and over. In reading it, you'll feel as though you're simply having a conversation with the author, one in which she takes you into the most personal aspects of her life. It tugs at your heartstrings, and you'll likely find yourself tearing up – but ultimately leaving with a feeling of hope for yourself and for this life.

— Chelsea Young, Editor-in-Chief of So Scottsdale! magazine and Author of the forthcoming children's book, The Color of Mother.  

In this all-too-human memoir, you'll walk casually through childhood moments and adult routines, periodically seized with fear, shame, anger, trauma and deep loss as you journey through Roggeman's world. Veiled thinly beneath the graceful and sweet story line is everyone's journey through life. Messy, absurd and over flowing with affliction and loss. It speaks to us of being human through pain, yet always alluding to change, growth and hope. It is about loving who you are, giving back to society and embracing your fears. We don't realize all the things we internalize. They dwell in the shadows of our mind. It takes courage to not be afraid of revealing or feeling your hidden emotions. It's okay to be vulnerable. Moving and tender, you're driven towards unity and possibility as you cry and smile with her.
      It's compelling and written from the heart. By chance? I think not. Everything happens for a reason. We may not recognize it at the time, but the reason is eventually revealed. I learned to be the dutiful daughter, the caring mother, the loving wife and the devoted sibling. Somewhere in all of this, I lost myself along the way. My hope is that this book will help others to find themselves. To have a better understanding of life and what makes you happy, sad, joyful, fearful and loved. To follow your inner guidance to listen and know that in the silence is where you will find yourself, for you are never alone. My hope is that you discover your BLISS!
Russell Vann
PO Box 1223
Conifer Colorado 80433-1223

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Are there unbreakable bonds between human and spirit?

I really enjoyed this story. It was unique, exciting, action-packed, spiritual, a love story, a lesson in what is important in life -- all the things I like in one book. Very relevant book for the times we are in now. ~ D.L. Finn, award-winning author of No Fairy Tale and This Second Chance

The earth is threatened with a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.

     Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O'Brien, a teacher, become heaven's representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance and they are determined to complete their mission. Although military leadership appears to have the President's best interests at heart, it is not clear who can be trusted and who should be feared. The action is rough and tumble as Brad and Sarah try to figure out the culprits for the plot that will turn into a worldwide conflagration unless stopped.

     If you enjoy thrillers, this is one with enough twists and adventure to keep you riveted and guessing. If you like your thriller along with a good romance, Brad and Sarah's initial attraction and eventual love will sustain you as they live out their heavenly and earthly desires. A Great summer read.
Russell Vann
PO Box 1223
Conifer Colorado 80433-1223

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Monday, June 11, 2018

If you're seeking a promotion, get this book

This book does an exceptional job at providing you with practical, balanced, and engaging tools to change the landscape from employee and employer to mentee and mentor.Regardless of whether you are at the top already trying to help others get there or climbing your way there, this book provides you with a clear, guided path.  ~Cassandra Gaudet, Owner, Real Living by Cass
Are you struggling to skyrocket your career? 

Do you often miss the opportunity to get promoted? 

Are you trapped in a cycle of career stagnation within your organization? 

Are you struggling to understand the language of your leaders? 

Dr. Kim Nugent is a master mentor who brings over 30 years of consistent excellence to her readers and clients. As an innovation leadership coach, she is bringing her passion for exceptional leadership into the forefront of everything she does. Kim is helping people gain the confidence, communication skills, and success in their careers to ultimately assisting them in enhancing their promotability.

Through her wisdom, experience, and process of promotability, Kim Nugent gives you practical tools to redefine and lead your way to career success and create your legacy! She strategically and step-by-step guides you to enable the pathway to your career success.

Promotion Protocol provides a coaching framework that allows the supervisor and the employee to collaborate and unlock the secrets of promotability and career success. The process capitalizes on the experience of the supervisor and includes the uniqueness of a new generation.
This complete guide to promotability and career success will show you how to:
* Learn the proven pathway to promotability. 

* Engage people to ignite their passion. 

* Innovate, coach and leave a legacy.

Inspire others through artful communication.
Russell Vann
PO Box 1223
Conifer Colorado 80433-1223

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Joy of Being with Melissa Joy Jonsson

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Dear M-Joy Friends,


This past weekend I taught an M-Joy seminar in Warsaw, Poland for the first time, and it was an amazing experience. I am now briefly back in Spain preparing for a whirlwind of fun events in June. Next up - a series of Book-signings/Author Talks in Mountain View, CA and Denver, CO May 30th, May 31st and June 1st.  If you are nearby, please plan to attend these events....and tell all your friends! Additional details below.


Attend the M-Joy Integrative Seminar in Denver, CO June 2nd-3rd. Experience the 24 Fields and their powerful ability to heal and transform personal patterns, as well as patterns in the collective. Whether you wish to be free from pain, manifest a new house, find a partner, a new job, or change prevailing paradigms, there is something available for you at this event.


Denver is the only M-Joy seminar in North America this summer. Seize this opportunityThis seminar is open to all. Register Now


The Art of Limitless Living (The ALL) Around the World Book/Event Tour continues in Germany, Switzerland, and London in June, followed by a powerful event in Melbourne Australia August 25th-26th



The newest M-Joy book The Art of Limitless Living releases on Audio Book June 1st! This unabridged edition has been lovingly narrated by the author. Order your print or e-book now and read along in sing-song style.
Read what others are saying about this book, and post your important book review after reading The Art of Limitless Living


Lastly, tune into More M-Joy BlogTalk Radio this week. Details below.



I hope to see you soon. 









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Tune into Dave The Mystic as we talk about my newest book The Art of Limitless Living, upcoming events next week with M-Joy in No. Cal and Denver, and how these powerful teachings can really help you cope with

what is happening and what is next! 



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We talked about what gets in our way, the Ricochet Effect,

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• East West Bookshop Mountain View California 
May 30, 2018 7:30-9 PM

• For Heaven's Sake, Lakewood, Colorado May 31, 2018 7:00 PM 

• Barnes & Noble Colorado Blvd, Glendale Colorado June 1, 2018 7:00 PM 



"The Art of Limitless Living is gently powerful. As you read each page, the energy and truth of the words transform you. Melissa Joy speaks from her heart to yours, honestly and lovingly. If you are ready to stand in your own space and have a true, authentic, loving relationship with yourself, to express the love that you are and to experience a new dimension of being, you will want to read The Art of Limitless Living." 
Maxine Taylor, Georgia's First Licensed Astrologer, and best-selling author of Move Into the Magic

"This author has an extraordinary ability to bring the physics of heart-centered awareness to life in an easy to understand playful manner, accessible to anyone. The Art of Limitless Living will attune your heart (and your reality) to coherent love and manifestation simply by reading it." 
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Playing with Placeholders to Transform Your Life

June 6th 1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET) 


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Come join M-Joy for an inspiring and empowering one-hour webinar on Placeholders.


Everything is you in relation to…placeholders. 






A placeholder is anything that seemingly robs us of our peace, joy, and well-being.



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